Why Managed Services For Law Firms Makes Sense For Cyber Security And Data Protection

  • October 18, 2018

managed services for law firms raleigh NC IT supportWhy Managed Services For Law Firms Makes Sense For Cyber Security And Data Protection

As recent cyber incidents targeting CEOs have demonstrated, cyber attacks are now a constant emerging threat for all types of businesses and as a result the demand for managed services for law firms. Roughly 80% of companies reported experiencing cybersecurity-related incidents last year alone, costing businesses approximately $3.62 million per breach. What this means for lawyers is being faced with unparalleled data protection difficulties that could influence their ability to practice competently and ethically, and the serious need for managed services for law firms to take on these cyber security liabilities head on.

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Goodbye FuseMail, Hello ProofPoint Anti-Spam Email Software: User-Friendly, Easy Digests

  • October 16, 2018

best anti-spam software for email ProofPoint Anti-Spam Email SoftwareIf you’re an existing client of ours you know we’re always evaluating our internal tools, evaluating what our clients’ experiences and refining our offerings, whether it’s a tool, a software or a service we offer. As part of our core values, always find a way, when we find something better we’re going to make the change for the benefit of our customers. We’ve listened to the feedback from our customers; we’re always on the cutting edge of technology offerings and in tune with our industry. Our latest upgrade to ProofPoint Anti-Spam Email Software is going to continue to ensure protection from malware, imposter emails, business email compromise (BEC) in an even easier user-friendly interface.

We’ve brought in, Mike Bodhe, one of our Support Services Engineers Allstars, to answer a few questions around unrolling this new product to our customers.

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Don’t Let Natural Disasters Like Hurricane Michael and Florence Wipe Out Your Law Firm

  • October 11, 2018

Law Firm Data RecoveryHurricane Florence And Hurricane Michael: Natural Disasters Remind Us Of The Importance Of Building A Data Recovery Plan In Your Firm.

October is Cyber-Security awareness month. In lieu of all the recent hurricane activities, in this article we’re diving into data recovery and data disaster planning. You won’t want to miss our upcoming webinar, Cyber Fortress: Protecting Your Data Empire — check it out here! From leading the discussion and acting on the demands of an “ever-changing” client base to anticipating new trends in technology to preparing for a natural disaster, many unknowns come with building and growing a law firm. Often overlooked is how to deal the threat of natural disasters like Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew (and whoever else feels like hitting North Carolina this season!) effectively.

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Webinar Recap: The Patient Organization – Leading With Clarity And Building Loyalty In Your Company

  • October 9, 2018

Patient Organization Recap Walt Brown

Title: The Patient Organization: Leading With Clarity And Building Loyalty In Your Company
Date and Time: WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Walt Brown, Full Time Entrepreneurial Operating System® Implementer
Moderator: Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates

You won’t want to miss this webinar, featuring Walt Brown, as he dives into The Patient Organization; his dynamic approach to eliminate dysfunction within organizations while achieving significant organizational loyalty and improvement. Walt is seven for seven for launching and growing companies. During the last decade, he has helped transform the culture of more than 135 organizations across the country through patience and best-practice exercises.

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Reel To Real Part 2: 5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Use To Get Better Results For Their Company

  • October 4, 2018

movie that inspire leadershipReel To Real: 5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Use To Get Better Results For Their Company (Part 2!)

Movies That Inspire Leadership: Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” And if you’re a CEO intent to lead your team to achieve better results, everything you need to know, you can learn in an underdog sports story.

Cindy Anderson’s powerful discussion around leadership traits was the catalyst for this fun series.  This is part 2 in our two part segment: Reel To Real, Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills For CEOs. (If you missed Part 1, check it out here!)  Earlier this week we dove into our first two picks on awesome sports-inspired movies that inspire courage and the leader within us all.

If you need permission to binge on some excellent flicks in the name of Leadership Development, here’s your ticket!

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Reel To Real Part 1: 5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Do To Score Better Results For Their Business

  • October 2, 2018

 5 Key Things Every CEO Can Do To Achieve Better Results

5 Movies That Inspire Leadership Skills Every CEO Can Do To Get Better Results For Your Company. (Part 1)

Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” And if you’re a CEO intent to on developing your leadership skills to lead your team to achieve better results, everything you need to know, you can learn in an underdog sports story.

So grab some popcorn and your mobile device to take notes, because it’s time to Netflix and lead in part 1 of this 2 part series, Reel To Real: Leadership Skills From The Movies.

If anyone knows how sweet a victory ending is, it’s Thinc Strategy founder, Cindy Anderson.

With more than 20 years of leadership skills management under her belt, she’s helped over 140 local and international clients increase their corporate value with a straightforward and effective strategy – cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.

In her webinar, Essential Leadership Skills Needed For Long-Term Success she breaks down her game plan on how CEOs can encourage everyone in their organization – including themselves – to develop an entrepreneurial mindset using five key points.

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Lose A Cool $1.6 Million In One Email: CEO Fraud And How You Can Fight Back

  • September 27, 2018

CEO Fraud Email ScamGot A Cool $1.6 Million To Burn? CEO Fraud And The Repercussions To A Business Like Yours

Here’s how you can lose $1.6 million from one email…the timeline goes something like this:

  1. A short and simple email from your boss, asking you to immediately send a large sum of the company’s fund to a new bank account, supposedly given to him personally by the supplier.
  2. You notice a few spelling errors, here and there. But it’s your boss, so you decide to let it go. You’re a little bit suspicious though of a supplier going directly to your boss instead of through you at accounting.
  3. You decide to ignore it for now. You want to confirm with the supplier first. But then you start to worry that your boss might find out that you didn’t believe his email, so you decide against it.
  4. You remember watching a funny TED video about this guy replying to spam, so you decide to check with your IT department first to make sure you’re not giving away money to some Nigerian prince.
  5. But before you could, you receive another email from your boss, asking what’s taking you so long to transfer the funds. You think about how he rarely contacts you. But he’s contacting you now for this particular transaction, so it must be important.
  6. You notice another spelling error. Glaring this time. But the boss – the one who hasn’t sent you an email for the two years you’ve been in the company – has emailed you twice now. Twice.
  7. So with the overwhelming need to impress your boss, you go against all common sense, and you make the transfer.

…And that’s how you lose millions of dollars from a poorly spelled CEO Fraud email.

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Technology Associates Employee Spotlight: Kelly Truex, Technical Support Services Engineer

  • September 25, 2018

Kelly Truex Technical SupportThis Month’s Employee Spotlight? Kelly Truex, Technical Support!

Meet Kelly

The Technology Associates’ Employee Spotlight is shining bright this October on Kelly Truex, our latest addition to the Technology Associates Technical Support Team! Cleveland, Ohio grown, Kelly has earned a degree in Computer Networked Systems, as well as logging over a decade of experience in the IT industry.

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Upcoming Webinar: Cyber Fortress – Data Protection For Your Business

  • September 20, 2018

Data protection webinarPlease Join Us For Our November 13, 2018 Webinar!

Title: Cyber Fortress: How To Protect Your Data Empire
Date and Time: TUESDAY, November 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Michael DePalma, Channel Development Manager, Datto Inc.
Moderator: Eric Hobbs, CEO of Technology Associates

Data Protection In Your Business

The holidays are almost here, and you can probably already feel the excitement stirring. Before you run out of the office to celebrate with family and friends, make certain you’ve put smart measures in place to protect your business this holiday season. 

Protect Your Business This Holiday Season

Unfortunately, the holidays are a prime target for criminals to hack and steal from businesses who are out of office. You won’t want to miss this insightful discussion around data protection and disaster recovery, featuring Michael DePalma, Data protection expert of Datto, Inc. who’s spoke alongside members of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Cyber Security Experts to ensure you’ve got the right protection in place for your business this holiday season.
A thought from Michael on this upcoming conversation: “I have been fortunate to present alongside members of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Cyber Security Experts, and I’m very excited to share what I’ve learned.” 
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Problems are the Breakfast of Champions: Cultivating An Entrepreneurial Mindset Throughout Your Team

  • September 18, 2018

Entrepreneurial Mindset Breakfast of champions

Entrepreneurial Mindset Versus Problems: Grab Your Bowl And Spoon

Running your own business has more than its fair share of ups and downs. Staff, vendors, customers, competitors – all vying for your time. A ‘normal day’ running your business is stressful enough but add to that the inevitable problems that come about in business and you can easily get discouraged. The solution? Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset throughout your organization.

A customer is mad because something didn’t go as planned, you are short-staffed because two staff members are on vacation the same week, vendors late delivering supplies needed to complete a project you’ve had scheduled for weeks, the list goes on. These are all annoyances getting in the way of your business — or, could they be clues on how to grow your company? I want to challenge you to look at problems in a different light. Problems are GOOD! Why? They are growth opportunities for cultivating entrepreneurial mindsets throughout your organization’s team.

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